This season, TV Land’s delightful comedy, Younger, is knee-deep in a love triangle with Liza (Sutton Foster), her much-younger, on-again boyfriend Josh (Nico Tortorella), and her more age-appropriate boss Charles (Peter Hermann).
While Liza has been passing off as a twentysomething at the publishing house, she’s been able to confide with those close to her about her true reality as a recently-divorced mom. One of those people included Josh, but in the season two finale, Liza shared a kiss with Charles that has caused her to reevaluate her romantic life.
ET premieres an exclusive clip from Wednesday’s episode, wherein Liza and Charles share an awkward and tense moment at the workplace, and others begin to take notice.
“Charles represents maturity and adulthood and intellectual stimulation. They have a lot in common, obviously, with their love of books and literature,” Foster told ET. “And Josh represents freedom and youth and danger and excitement.”
“They both kind of pull at your heart. Even acting with both of them [Nico and Peter], I’m like, ‘I don’t know!’” the 41-year-old actress admitted in regards to which guy is the better fit. “I’m the luckiest girl alive to be able to act with both those guys.”
True to form, Hermann stuck to his guns, explaining why his character, Charles, may be better suited for Liza.
“Different people wake up different things in people’s souls, and I think [Charles] wakes [something] up in her,” Hermann told ET, adding that he believes Charles “will ultimately be more fulfilling in her life.”
Making matters more complicated is the fact that Charles isn’t aware of Liza’s secret, not that that would necessarily be a deal-breaker. “There’s a beauty to the relationship when two people love something together, and I think that they could look at life together for a very long time,” he added.
But Tortorella noted that in the end, Josh may have an advantage when it comes to winning Liza’s heart. “He knows who she really is,” the 28-year-old actor told ET matter-of-factly. “And he still loves her for it, even though he’s been through the wringer with her. It’s not even a question.”
It’s going to be long, frustrating ride (in a good way!) all season when it comes to the love triangle, and Foster was coy when asked about whether Liza makes an ultimate choice between Josh and Charles.
“Maybe she doesn’t choose anybody,” Foster said with a laugh. “I think you just have to watch.”
Additional reporting by Lexi Ciccone.
Younger airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.